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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[TX] If it takes so much cop power to safely arrest 1 (allegedly) battering officer, what do the victims endure?


...Pct. 4 Asst. Chief Tim Cannon confirmed to KHOU 11 News that the use of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task force is a normal precaution when officers are arresting a fellow lawman armed with a badge and gun...

If the heavily armed, fearsome, professional, MIGHTY, tactical and wise Harris County Sheriff's Office - the largest in Texas - pulls in the additional strength of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force as a precaution when arresting one "fellow lawman" accused of domestic violence - and they do - imagine how overwhelmed and in danger the domestic violence victim is in dealing with the abusive officer alone. How scary is that? There really needs to be special forms of protection and access for help. If it's a unique perp then it's a unique victim. BOTH need to be handled with special expertise, precautions, and protocols.

ALDINE ISD OFFICER ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
KHOU 11 News
by Kevin Reece
Posted on February 3, 2012
[Excerpts] Houston - A police officer with the Aldine Independent School District was arrested early Friday and charged with domestic violence in a series of alleged attacks against his wife. Harris County Pct. 4 Constables Domestic Violence unit began investigating Heriberto Morales, 47, after his wife recently filed complaints, admitting that the alleged abuse has been going on for at least the last seven months. She claims that as far back as June of 2011 and as recently as November, December, and again last month, that Morales made repeated physical and verbal assaults including throwing her to the ground, kneeing her in the stomach, punching her, dragging her out of bed and threatening to kill her. Morales was arrested Friday with the help of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task force. He was arrested without incident and ordered held in the Harris County Jail without bond until a scheduled court hearing next Monday. Pct. 4 Asst. Chief Tim Cannon confirmed to KHOU 11 News that the use of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task force is a normal precaution when officers are arresting a fellow lawman armed with a badge and gun... [Full article here]

GULF COAST VIOLENT OFFENDERS TASK FORCE - U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE
Apprehension of United States Marshals Service fugitives and state and local violent offenders... [LINK]

GULF COAST TASK FORCE TACKLES WORST OF THE CRIMINALS: Law agencies work together to capture fugitives, people charged with violent crimes... [LINK]
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